Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Circular Economy Summit

I am pleased to be here today to speak about three things: the depth of U.S.-Taiwan cooperation on environmental matters, the growing challenges of waste management, and Taiwan as a force for good in seeking solutions to these challenges, especially during the COVD-19 pandemic.|OT-2043|October 16, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at vGCTF on Trade Secrets Protection and Digital Piracy Prevention

AIT has a long history of positive cooperation with Taiwan on the promotion of intellectual property rights, making this an ideal topic for a GCTF workshop.  Taiwan’s progress in this area is quite remarkable, and we believe that Taiwan, Japan, and the United States each have tremendous knowledge and experience to share today. |OT-2042|October 15, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond F. Greene at SEMICON Talent Cultivation Symposium

Since its inception in July 2019, the Talent Circulation Alliance has been an important platform for AIT, Taiwan’s government, and private sector partners to promote the circulation of talent between Taiwan, the United States, and other like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally-savvy professionals. |OT-2040|September 24, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the American Innovation Center Housewarming Opening Ceremony

I am pleased to be here today representing the American Institute in Taiwan to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the American Innovation Center and to open both the New AIC with our partner Songyang Creative and Culture Park (SCCP) and our Anniversary Forum hosted with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology with the …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Presidential Hackathon

AIT has been involved in the Presidential Hackathon since its inception in 2018, but this year AIT co-hosted with Taiwan the International Track of the Presidential Hackathon, which brought together teams from around the world to use technology and social innovation to advance human progress.|OT-2038|September 21, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Forum on Supply Chain Restructuring: Improving Resilience Amongst Like-Minded Partners

As we plan for a post-pandemic world and evaluate what changes to the global supply chain are necessary, one thing is certain: Taiwan has demonstrated time and again that it is a reliable partner and a critical player for moving toward a more sustainable global economy. |OT-2036| |September 4, 2020|

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Security Cooperation Month Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

We face dangerous new technologies, a deadly pandemic and the unpredictable effects of climate change. But our partnership, rooted in tradition, continues to exemplify the mutual support, mutual respect, and mutual interests that these service members and their cohort helped to build between our societies and between our militaries. |OT-2035| |September 2, 2020|

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Cotton Richmond at the 2020 International Workshop on Combating Human Trafficking

And it’s not just the authorities who have demonstrated a strong commitment to fight trafficking.  Taiwan has an active, thriving, and vocal array of civil society organizations all working to ensure that Taiwan can stop traffickers, protect victims, and prevent this crime by dismantling the systems that make it easier for traffickers to operate. |OT-2034|September 1, …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Announcement of the AIT-TECRO Joint Declaration on 5G Security

The United States advocates for a vibrant digital economy worldwide that benefits from the promise of fifth-generation (5G) networks.  5G is transformative and will touch every aspect of our lives, including critical infrastructure.|OT-2032|August 26, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the AmCham’s Hsieh Nien Fan Dinner

It is my pleasure to represent AIT once again at the annual AmCham Hsieh Nien Fan dinner, coming a few months later than usual this year.  I think the very fact that we can all be gathered here together is not only a testament to Taiwan’s extremely deft handling of the COVID-19 pandemic response, but …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the MAPECT 2020 International Investment Forum

I am confident that today’s forum about supply chain restructuring and merger and acquisition opportunities in a post-pandemic environment will provide important insights to the public, Taiwan’s business leaders, and policymakers. |OT-2030|August 26, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at USA Caucus Launch Event Legislative Yuan

Last year, we at AIT celebrated forty years since the U.S. Congress codified our commitment to Taiwan in the Taiwan Relations Act, and also established the American Institute in Taiwan. The TRA was passed swiftly and overwhelmingly on a bipartisan basis by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Forty-one years later, Taiwan still …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at TCA White Paper Launch

The Talent Circulation Alliance (TCA) is a public-private partnership, jointly founded last April by the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taiwan authorities, that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan, the United States, and other like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally-savvy professionals.|OT-2020|June 12, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at GCTF Fifth Anniversary Press Conference

The GCTF was born out of a very simple idea, which MOFA recently adapted into its slogan: Taiwan can help.  In today’s context, the value of Taiwan’s assistance is almost too obvious to mention.  |OT-2018|June 1, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Taiwan-U.S. COVID-19 Prevention Cooperation Press Conference on the Modular Hospital Ward Design

I often describe the U.S.-Taiwan relationship with the phrase “Real Friends, Real Progress,” and I am honored to be here today to celebrate another milestone in U.S.-Taiwan cooperation, a new partnership between Temple University and Fu Jen Catholic University to build Modular, Adaptable, Convertible (“MAC”) hospital wards to help serve COVID-19 patients in the United …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Virtual GCTF on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation

Combating disinformation and containing a highly contagious virus are actually not so different. Both require an understanding of how the adversary operates, what mechanisms it uses to reproduce, and where it came from. |OT-2016|April 30, 2020

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Opening Remarks by Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro at the Virtual GCTF on Countering COVID-19 Disinformation

It is no secret that Taiwan is leading the Indo-Pacific region in its handling of COVID-19. You are serving as an inspiration for the world, and we are grateful for your leadership. All of us are learning from the Taiwan Model…|OT-2015|April 30, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Hosts Webcast

It is moments like this that give new meaning to U.S.-Taiwan relationship, which we describe in the expression: Real Friends, Real Progress.  That is why Secretary of State Pompeo recently tweeted: During tough times, real friends stick together. |OT-2014|April 25, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at MOFA Thermometer Donation Ceremony

From our perspective, the “Taiwan Model” offers five key lessons for the world which can perhaps be summarized as the “Five Ts”: Transparency, Transportation Controls, Tracking, Testing, and Technology.  Today, we could add a sixth T: Thermometers!  |OT-2013|April 24, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the COHACK Press Conference

Taiwan’s response to COVID-19 has been more successful than any in the world according to nearly all available metrics.  Despite its proximity to China and regular cross-Strait flows of travelers and commerce, Taiwan has thus far succeeded in controlling the spread of COVID-19. |OT-2012|April 24, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of “U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1979” Exhibition

We often talk about the U.S.-Taiwan partnership in very simple terms: Real Friends, Real Progress (真朋友,真進展). What does that mean? It means that the United States is a committed partner and a true friend to Taiwan; that our words match our deeds; that with us, what you see is what you get; and that the …

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Remarks by Patricia Watts Director of the Technology Engagement Team of the Global Engagement Center at U.S.-Taiwan Tech Challenge Day 1

The GEC was created by Congress in 2017 to “Direct, lead, integrate, synchronize, and coordinate efforts of the Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests.” |OT-2003|February 19, 2020

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen At Taiwan-USA Trade and Investment Networking Center Opening Ceremony

It is my honor to celebrate the opening of the Taiwan-USA Trade and Investment Networking Center. This Center is designed to be a one-stop, all-purpose platform to advise and assist Taiwan and American enterprises in expanding two-way trade and investment between the United States and Taiwan. |OT-1995|December 18, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in Taitung

In the AIT@40 exhibition that we are here to open today, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented and virtual reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations over the past 40 years. |OT-1994|December 17, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Global Environmental Education Partnership Asia-Pacific Regional Center Opening Ceremony

Taiwan is correctly recognized among experts as one of the world’s most dedicated supporters of environmental education. We can all learn from Taiwan in this area, including the United States and your neighbors in Asia. |OT-1992|December 3, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in Hualien

The transformation of Taiwan, and of this relationship over the past 40 years has been remarkable.  As we celebrate this important anniversary, we are also looking forward and focusing on even more ways to strengthen and broaden the U.S.-Taiwan relationship over the next 40 years and beyond. |OT-1990|November 21, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at GCTF Workshop on Good Energy Governance in the Indo-Pacific

The workshop builds on a long history of cooperation between the United States and Taiwan on energy issues.  The U.S. Department of Energy conducts multiple technical exchanges with counterpart agencies in Taiwan.  U.S. companies have also provided solutions to meet Taiwan’s energy needs. |OT-1989|November 20, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene at Opening Ceremony of Meet Taipei 2019

As we move forward together to build the digital age, we look forward to continuing to work closely with all of you here today and the organizers of Meet Taipei. Taiwan’s future depends upon moving up the value-chain to become a full-fledged innovation-based economy. |OT-1987|November 14, 2019

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Remarks by A/DDIR Dannielle Andrews at the 1st Annual Talent Circulation Alliance Job Fair

Earlier this year, AIT launched with the Taiwan Authorities the TCA. The TCA is a public private partnership that has two simple goals: facilitating the circulation of talent between Taiwan and like-minded partners, and cultivating the skills of the talent already here. |OT-1971-2 | |September 28, 2019|

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Digital Dialogue Public Forum on U.S.-Taiwan Security Cooperation

Today’s forum focuses on a topic that has attracted a great deal of attention, not only in the United States and Taiwan, but also throughout the Indo-Pacific region and across the Strait: promoting U.S.-Taiwan security cooperation. |OT-1986| |November 7, 2019|

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the Press Conference Prior to the Taipei Symphony Orchestra’s U.S. tour

2019 is a very special year.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of TSO, the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act and the establishment of AIT, as well as the 40th anniversary of Taipei’s sister city ties with Atlanta.  Therefore, TSO’s visit to Washington, DC and a concert in Atlanta is a significant diplomatic …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at The Opening Session of the Taiwan-led part of the 2019 Cyber Offensive and Defensive Exercises

As many have pointed out this week, this year marks the first time the United States and Taiwan have co-organized and co-hosted international cyber exercises.  In doing so, our message to the world is this:  Taiwan is not alone on cyber.|OT-1983|November 6, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the International Air Safety Summit Gala Dinner

First of all, allow me to congratulate the Flight Safety Foundation on its 72nd Annual International Air Safety Summit. The Flight Safety Foundation has an impressive record of achievement in its ongoing effort to improve global aviation safety, and I am honored to be a part of this annual summit.|OT-1982|November 6, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening Session of the Talent Circulation Summit

The Talent Circulation Alliance is a public-private partnership that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan and like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally savvy professionals.|OT-1981|November 5, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at The MOST 2019 Global Leaders Forum

Over the last six decades, Taiwan has gone from a largely agrarian society to a global technology powerhouse.  This radical transformation has come about largely due to the forward-looking leadership in the Ministry of Science and Technology and its predecessors, the National Council on Science Development and the National Science Council. |OT-1979| |October 30, 2019|

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at AMVER Award Ceremony

Today, we are here to recognize the crews from 33 vessels, from 10 shipping companies, in Taiwan that participated in the United States Coast Guard-supported Amver program. The program exemplifies the ongoing close U.S.-Taiwan cooperation in maritime security and safety, and highlights Taiwan’s important contributions to the global community. |OT-1977|October 23, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Microsoft AI R&D Training Academy Grand Opening

It is my great pleasure to be here today to help celebrate the grand opening of the newly expanded Microsoft AI Research and Development Center and Training Academy. In many ways, this center is the quintessential example of the strength and the future of the U.S.-Taiwan technology relationship. |OT-1971|September 27, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Hacking for Good: AI & Cybersecurity

Cyber defense and hacking for good are no longer optional, they are foundational for the future of free societies. I implore all of you to dedicate yourself to this mission. It is no exaggeration to say the world as we know it depends upon all of you doing so. |OT-1968|September 17, 2019

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Opening Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region

This important new forum is designed to formalize, regularize, and deepen cooperation between the United States and Taiwan on good governance issues. I believe that governments coordinate best when they meet regularly. |OT-1966|September 12, 2019

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Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the GCTF Workshop on “Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II”

OT-1965 September 10, 2019 Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Workshop on “Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II” Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Chairman Su, Minister Wu, Representative Nishiumi, Representative Jevrell, Director Christensen, and distinguished guests, “ZOW-shang How!” (good morning) I am pleased to make a return …

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Opening Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the GCTF Workshop on Defending Democracy through Promoting Media Literacy

Taiwan is also on the frontline of this battle and faces the same challenge, albeit from a more determined opponent. And as we all quickly discovered during last year’s workshop, both the United States and countries around the world have much to learn from Taiwan about how to marshal our academic, policy, and technical resources …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in New Taipei City

In this exhibition, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented and virtual reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations over the past 40 years. The exhibition shows the breadth and depth of the engagement between the U.S. and Taiwan have shared since 1979.|OT-1963|September …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Taipei Aerospace and Defense Trade Exhibition

Over the past 40 years, we have not only observed Taiwan’s enthusiasm to pursue necessary platforms to ensure its self-defense, but also its evolving tenacity to develop its own indigenous defense industry. Today’s exhibition is a clear example of that. |OT-1960|August 15, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene At the Opening of 2019 NIA International Workshop on Strategies for Combating Human Trafficking

I would like to begin by congratulating Taiwan on being ranked Tier One in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report for the tenth year in a row. This is truly a rare and remarkable accomplishment…|OT-1956| July 25, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen Celebrating the United States’ 243rd Independence Day

As part of this year’s AIT@40 celebration, we have designated 2019 as the “U.S.-Taiwan Travel Year,” which is also the specific theme of today’s event. Last year, U.S. and Taiwan travelers took more than one million trips between the two locations. | OT-1954 | July 8, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Press Conference for Brogent i-Ride

AIT is delighted that Brogent participated in both the 2018 and 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summits in Washington D.C. For the second year in a row, Taiwan’s 111-member delegation was the largest of over seventy economies at the Summit, highlighting the close links between the economies of the United States and Taiwan. | OT-1951 | July …

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the COMIC 2/FORMOSAT-7 launch broadcast event

On behalf of the United States and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), I am proud to be here today to witness this historical moment and applaud the great work of U.S. and Taiwan scientists, engineers, and academics.  When the United States and Taiwan put their minds together, great things happen. | OT-1948 | June 25, …

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the Facebook Journalism Project “Asia Pacific News Literacy Conference”

Governments must do what they can to fight disinformation, but ultimately enhancing media and news literacy among our publics is the best defense against disinformation and deliberate efforts to undermine democratic society. | OT-1944 | June 20, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in Hsinchu

The transformation of Taiwan, and of this relationship over the past 40 years has been remarkable. As we celebrate this important anniversary, we are also looking forward and focusing on how we can further strengthen and broaden the relationship over the next 40 years and beyond. | OT-1943 | June 20, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the FBI National Academy Association Asia-Pacific Chapter Conference’s Opening Ceremony June 10, 2019

The American Institute in Taiwan is so pleased that the FBI National Academy Association selected Taipei to hold this year’s Asia-Pacific Chapter Conference.  Taiwan is not only one of the United States’ closest law enforcement partners, it also fully shares the values and aspirations articulated in our Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision. | OT-1937 | June …

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Remarks by Associate Deputy Director Paul Abbate at Retrainer Opening Ceremony Monday, June 10, 2019

First and foremost, I want to thank Taiwan and our partners from Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau, MJIB, and National Police Agency for hosting this conference and going above and beyond to ensure it is a success.  Thank you especially to President Tsai for your strong support, Minister Tsai, Minister Hsu, Director Generals Leu, Chen, …

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Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at TCUSA (CCNAA) Renaming Ceremony

On behalf of AIT and the American people, I am delighted to attend this event to unveil the new name plaque for Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs (TCUSA). This change, which better reflects the day-to-day work of TCUSA, is an opportunity to highlight the promising future we are building together. | OT-1935 | June 6, …

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Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at Opening Ceremony of Applied Materials Display Manufacturing Facility and R&D Lab

Applied Materials, which has been operating in Taiwan since 1989, is one of Taiwan’s largest foreign investors, employing 2,300 people. Their investment here is yet another sign that major U.S. technology companies continue to look to Taiwan as a critical link in their global technology supply chains. | OT-1934 | June 5, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at a Public Forum on Taiwan’s Global Engagement at the American Innovation Center Tuesday, June 4, 2019

It is my great pleasure to be here today to open what may be the first of its kind anywhere in the world – a public forum to discuss the results of an artificial intelligence-enabled digital dialogue between a foreign mission and a local community on how to tackle a pressing foreign policy challenge – …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensenat the IPCA Joint Commission Press Conference

I am very pleased to introduce the Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Suzanne Lawrence, and the Taiwan Minister for Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-Chung. They have just concluded the first U.S.-Taiwan joint commission meeting to discuss International Parental Child Abduction. This meeting was the first product of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AIT and …

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Greene at Opening Ceremony of GCTF on Network Security and Emerging Technologies

Security cannot be an afterthought in the development of emerging technologies, it has to be the foundation. Just as we cannot have a vibrant economy without physical security, so too we cannot have a dynamic digital economy without network security. | OT-1929 | May 28, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensenat the Opening of Exchange Opportunities Day

To help promote more academic and professional exchange, in cooperation with Fulbright Taiwan, AIT has recently launched the “Talent Circulation Alliance.” For decades, Taiwan has been one of our closest economic and commercial partners. | OT-1927 | May 24, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council of Taiwan (MAPECT)

“I am pleased to add AIT’s voice to that of MAPECT and many others in urging continued enhancements to Taiwan’s investment climate, particularly with regard to M&A and private equity.” – Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council of Taiwan (MAPECT) at Taiwan Industrial M&A and Transformation …

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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Tainan

As we celebrate the achievements of the past 40 years under the Taiwan Relations Act, we will be just as focused on how we can strengthen and broaden the relationship over the next 40 years and beyond… | OT-1924E | April 19, 2019

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Remarks by Former House Speaker Paul D. Ryan at the 2019 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue

“As Vice President Pence remarked last October in his speech outlining U.S. policy toward China, America will always believe that Taiwan’s embrace of democracy shows a better path for all the Chinese people, and for that matter, for all people wherever they call home.” | OT-1921E | April 17, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at Hsieh Nien Fan

I look forward to advancing the many areas in which the United States and Taiwan have already found successful partnerships, and finding new ways to advance our shared values and interests. In particular, I look forward to conducting this work from our new AIT office in Neihu when we move in just a few short …

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Pingtung

In this exhibition, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented and virtual reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations over the past 40 years. | OT-1911E | March 21, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at 2019 AIC Innovation Forum and “Imagine That! Innovation Exhibition”

The AIC was jointly established by AIT and the Taiwan Design Center in 2014 to promote shared U.S.-Taiwan values of Innovation, Entrpreneruship, Digitalization, and Culture & Design, by offering technology, creativity, and design-themed programs to public audiences.  Over the past five years, more than 98,000 people have visited the AIC or attended one of over …

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Remarks by Ambassador Sam Brownback at Taipei Religious Freedom Conference

And our confidence in the future, that religious freedom would be the hallmark of the world, that the gates of religious freedom would fly open around the world, and religious oppress, the Iron curtain of religious oppression would come down around the world; and that the people practicing their faith now can do so in …

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Remarks by Deputy Director Raymond Greene at USA Pavilion, 2019 Taipei TIMTOS

Welcome to the grand opening of the USA Pavilion at the 2019 Taipei International Machine Tool Show…We are confident that the partnerships between U.S. and Taiwan companies will result in machines that will make the factories of tomorrow smarter and more efficient. | OT-1904E | March 4, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at U.S.-Taiwan Space and Astronomy Exhibition

This year AIT celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act and we have planned a series of events throughout the year focusing on different aspects of our partnership. February is science month and is dedicated to the 40 years of close cooperation between the United States and Taiwan in science and technology. | …

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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen – AIT@40 Launch Announcement

AIT, in coordination with TECRO and MOFA, is launching a yearlong campaign called AIT@40. This campaign will celebrate forty years of friendship and partnership between the United States and Taiwan since the signing of the Taiwan Relations Act. | OT-1901E | February 1, 2019

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at AIT@40 Exhibition Opening in Kaohsiung

I am particularly honored to help open the AIT@40 exhibition here in Kaohsiung… The U.S.-Taiwan relationship has a remarkable history, and we have come a long way together, as Taiwan developed into both a hi-tech economic powerhouse and also a highly successfully liberal democracy. | OT-1843E | November 29, 2018

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Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

Secretary Pompeo (Nov. 9): “As President Trump has made clear, the United States seeks a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China grounded in fairness, reciprocity, and respect…Regarding our strong ties with a democratic Taiwan, I reiterated the U.S. policy has not changed and that we are concerned about China’s increasing efforts to coerce others, constraining Taiwan’s …

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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at Meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen

My visit is an opportunity to take stock of the flourishing U.S.-Taiwan relationship and our comprehensive, durable, and mutually beneficial partnership. That relationship is grounded in our shared interests, and, just as importantly, in our shared values, in particular our support for democracy and human rights. | OT-1839 | November 5, 2018

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at Micron Backend Grand Opening

I am very pleased to be here today to both mark Micron’s 40th anniversary and to celebrate the grand opening of their backend facility here in Taichung. As we all know, Micron is Taiwan’s largest foreign investor, creating more than 5,300 jobs, and they have been operating in Taiwan for 21 years. | OT-1836E | …

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the the Closing Ceremony of Pacific Islands Leadership Program

AIT Director Christensen: “Taiwan is a world leader in a wide range of economic, social, health, education, and environmental areas. The United States recognizes that Taiwan has not only addressed many challenges in these areas but, more importantly, has the willingness to share its experiences as its neighbors address these same challenges…Likewise, the United States …

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Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the Opening of GCTF Workshop

At a time of democratic backsliding and human rights abuses elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region, Taiwan serves as an invaluable model to others. And given the challenges we all face, it is especially important that democracies like Taiwan and the United States stand together in promoting a brighter future, free of repression, censorship, and exploitation. …

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Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the Opening of GCTF Workshop

The United States is grappling with the spread of disinformation, particularly as foreign actors seek to use social media to interfere in our elections, divide the American public, and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions. Taiwan is also on the frontlines, and we all have much to learn from Taiwan about how to marshal our …

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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at TECRO’s Twin Oaks Double Ten Celebration

“Tonight is also an opportunity to take stock of that flourishing relationship. Through the years, the United States and Taiwan have built a comprehensive, durable, and mutually beneficial partnership, grounded in our shared interests and our shared values of support for democracy and human rights.”| OT-1831E | October 12, 2018

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Remarks by EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida at Yushan Forum

“Taiwan has been an important environmental protection partner of the United States for over 25 years. I am honored to be invited here today to talk about the International Environmental Partnership and to participate in conversation on global collaboration at the Yushan Forum.” | OT-1830E | October 12, 2018

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Remarks by Director Brent Christensen at the GEC+ Opening Ceremony

The GEC+ will explore how entrepreneurs can use artificial intelligence and the internet of things for social good. From our perspective, the theme of this event perfectly encapsulates some of the best the U.S.-Taiwan technology relationship has to offer. | OT-1828E | September 27, 2018

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Opening Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at GCTF’s Transnational Crime and Forensic Science Workshop

As we kick off this GCTF program, featuring 26 participants from 16 countries, I am positive that you will all come to see Taiwan as a hub of law enforcement expertise, a reliable partner, and a force for good in the world. | OT-1821E | August 14, 2018

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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene at GEC+ Launch Event

The United States looks forward to being an active participant at the GEC+ in September and we consider ourselves fortunate to have Taiwan as our close partner in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Secretary Pompeo (July 30): “The American people and the whole world have a stake in the Indo-Pacific’s peace and prosperity. It’s why the Indo-Pacific must be free and open…In Taiwan, economic development went hand-in-hand with creating an open, democratic society that blossomed into a high-tech powerhouse.”

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at Facebook DevC Taipei Build Day 2018

The United States and Taiwan for decades have had very close cooperation on technology, mostly in hardware. Taiwan firms form an integral part of U.S. technology supply chains; and our technology cooperation has been the primary force bringing our two economies together for years. | OT-1819 | July 8, 2018

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Remarks by Chairman James Moriarty at the Dedication Ceremony of AIT’s New Office Complex

Today’s dedication ceremony for AIT’s new office complex is a milestone in the relationship that all of us here so deeply treasure. This occasion marks the remarkable journey that we have taken together since AIT was established by the Taiwan Relations Act in 1979. | June 12, 2018

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Remarks by Director Kin Moy at the Dedication Ceremony of AIT’s New Office Complex

I am deeply honored to be here today as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan to celebrate one of the grandest milestones in the history of AIT, the dedication ceremony of AIT’s new office complex in Taipei. | OT-1811E | June 12, 2018

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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Marie Royce at the Dedication Ceremony of AIT’s New Office Complex

The New Office Complex is beautiful, and I want to congratulate the people who have worked tirelessly to turn this dream to reality. I also want to acknowledge that it represents much more than steel and glass and concrete. The New Office Complex is a symbol of the strength and vibrancy of the U.S.-Taiwan partnership …

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at IEP Air Quality Management Policy Exchange Workshop

The United States and Taiwan have made great progress in cleaning up our respective environments over the last 25 years. However, the global community is still facing a spectrum of environmental challenges.

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“Strong Foundation, Bright Future: AIT@40 U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1979”, Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition

In this exhibition, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented and virtual reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations over the past 40 years.

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The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Partnership, Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at Stanford University

Taiwan’s transformation from an island ruled by martial law to a beacon of democracy is one of the great stories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. We should all cherish the powerful example that Taiwan offers to the Indo-Pacific region and the world. | OT-1807 | Posting Date: May 4, 2018

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the GCTF Enteroviruses Laboratory Diagnosis Workshop

AIT Director Kin Moy: We consider Taiwan to be a vital partner, a democratic success story, and a force for good in the world. And these programs demonstrate why Taiwan should be welcomed as part of the solution to global challenges, given its own significant experience overcoming many of these same issues. | OT-1805E | …

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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing Ian Steff at the Smart City Summit & Expo Mayor Summit

I am confident that if we work together, share information on our smart city deployments, and ensure that all technology providers have a fair shot at smart city procurements, we will see unparalleled economic growth, job creation, and societal benefits in the near term. | OT-1804E | March 27, 2018

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Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Wong at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Hsieh Nien Fan

The United States supports Taiwan’s closer economic integration with its neighbors in East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as in the Pacific. Taiwan’s contribution to a network of cross-cutting linkages will strengthen the rules-based fabric of the region and ensure its free and open nature. | OT-1803 | March 21, 2018

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Hsieh Nien Fan

AIT Director Kin Moy: Looking back on this last year, and looking back even farther on my three years as AIT Director, I am grateful for the successes and spirit of cooperation that exists between the United States and Taiwan. | OT-1802E | March 21, 2018

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the 2018 AIC Innovation Forum

AIT Director Kin Moy: In four years, the AIC has hosted 470 programs and served over 85,000 visitors with technology-focused programs, including programs about the maker movement, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, and entrepreneurship. | OT-1801E | March 9, 2018

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Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Senate Committee on Foreign Relations February 15, 2018 Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, members of the committee, it is my great honor to appear here today as the President’s nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia …

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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Robert Forden at the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Workshop

Closing this “digital divide” is not just a question of social fairness, it is also smart economics. There is no denying that the global economy and society are moving increasingly on-line. | OT-1722E | November 8, 2017

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Opening Ceremony of GCTF Workshop: Building a Bright Future for Women Entrepreneurs in Tech

AIT Director Moy: The combination of digital platforms and women tech entrepreneur empowerment has the potential to lift millions of women out of poverty and change the culture of our tech businesses in positive ways all while bringing much needed goods and services to consumers around the world. | OT-1721 | November 14, 2017

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AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden’s remarks at Opening of the Taiwan Environmental Engineering Conference

Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at the Joint Opening Session of the Taiwan Environmental Protection Technology Exhibition and Environmental Engineering Conference (As Prepared for Delivery) | OT-1720E | November 8, 2017

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Official Launch Ceremony of e-Gate for the United States and Global Entry for Taiwan

AIT Director Kin Moy: With the introduction of Global Entry, we look forward to welcoming more Taiwan friends to the United States. The United States is honored to be the first country to benefit from full membership in the e-Gate Program. I am happy and proud to be here for this historic display of reciprocal …

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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at Brookings Institution

The United States endeavors to improve our economic partnership, support Taiwan’s confidence and freedom from coercion, deepen the bonds of friendship between our people, and ensure that Taiwan can continue to make positive contributions to the international community. | OT-1718 | October 12, 2017

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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at TECRO’s Twin Oaks Double Ten Celebration

The United States endeavors to improve our economic partnership, support Taiwan’s confidence and freedom from coercion, deepen the bonds of friendship between our people, and ensure that Taiwan has the ability to make positive contributions to the international community. | OT-1717 | October 6, 2017

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at the 2017 International Environmental Partnership Conference

The United States is proud to continue our cooperation with Taiwan through the International Environmental Partnership, or IEP, which was launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2014. | OT-1717E | Date: 09/25/2017

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the GCTF Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Workshop

AIT Director Kin Moy: Given this tremendous capability, it makes perfect sense for the United States and Taiwan to partner together, with each of you here today, to bolster our ability to respond to disasters whenever and wherever they occur. | OT-1712E | Date: 07/05/2017

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at AIT Independence Day Reception

AIT Director Kin Moy: If you’ll allow me a couple of more sports metaphors – U.S.-Taiwan relations are like a team. We are stronger together. The United States and Taiwan have shared values, shared prosperity, and shared security. OT-1711E | Date: 06/29/2017

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Remarks by AIT Chairman James Moriarty at the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases Laboratory Diagnosis Workshop

We consider GCTF one of the signature programs in the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, built on our long history of strong cooperation. | OT-1707E | Date: 04/25/2017

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Digital Economy Forum – Smart Technology Symposium

AIT Director Kin Moy: Today we will be launching the Smart Technologies Working Group, a platform which brings together public and private sector leaders from both the United States and Taiwan charged with carrying forward our cooperation on smart technologies. | OT-1705E | Date: 04/25/2017

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Hsieh Nien Fan

AIT Director Kin Moy: There is tremendous enthusiasm for expanding trade and investment ties in ways that would bring mutual benefit, reinforce our shared values, and demonstrate renewed commitment to advancing our shared goals for the Asia-Pacific region.  | OT-1702E | Date: 03/22/2017

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Materials Management

AIT Director Kin Moy: The United States is proud to continue our cooperation with Taiwan through the International Environmental Partnership, or IEP. This partnership has created a platform for the United States and Taiwan to jointly provide technical assistance and pursue cooperative efforts with countries across Asia and around the world. | OT-1621E | Date: …

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the Opening Ceremony of the American Innovation Pavilion

AIT Director Kin Moy: Organized jointly by AIT and the Taiwan Design Center, the American Innovation Pavilion showcases innovative technologies and their applications through interactive experiences, activities and exhibitions. | OT-1620E | Date: 10/12/2016

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at the GCTF E-Commerce Workshop International Cooperation and Development Fund

OT-1619E | Date: 10/05/2016 The GCTF is a vehicle for the United States and Taiwan to jointly address emerging global and regional challenges by providing training to colleagues and experts from around the Asia-Pacific region.

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at the 2016 Conference of Southeast Asian Studies in Taiwan

AIT Director Kin Moy: As President Obama said, a united, integrated and effective regional multilateral architecture is a force of stability, prosperity and peace. I believe this conference will contribute to even closer regional cooperation. | OT-1618E | Date: 09/22/2016

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Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Robert Forden at the “We Are Who We Are: From Participation in Cultural Life, See Our Precious Disability Culture

OT-1616E | Date: 09/02/2016 The United States is proud to partner with Taiwan in advancing human rights causes, and we applaud the work all of you are doing to build awareness and protect the rights of persons with disabilities.

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Remarks by Susan Coppedge Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons And Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State 2016

OT-1614E | Date: 07/27/2016 I would like to commend Taiwan for consistently meriting a Tier 1 status in our annual TIP Report since 2010. This is, indeed, a reflection of Taiwans unyielding efforts to continuously strengthen its own capacity and to build a broad coalition of partners locally and abroad to combat human trafficking.

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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Robert W. Forden at 2016 International Conference: Best Practices for Stemming Digital Piracy

OT-1611E | Date: 07/26/2016 Intellectual property rights protection touches on many facets of strong economic growth, whether it is patents, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, or fostering an overall environment for innovation and creativity.

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Remarks by Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Senior Official for APEC at the “Conference on Energy Efficiency in Asia

OT-1608E | Date: 06/16/2016 Today’s forum provides an opportunity for countries throughout the region to come together to jointly work on challenges. As Acting Director Forden noted, the United States is a global leader in energy, and we take a particular interest in energy policy as it relates to the Asia Pacific region.

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Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at 2016 Counter Wildlife Trafficking Law Enforcement and Species Identification Capacity Building Workshop

AIT Director Kin Moy: If we can end the buying of illegal wildlife products, then we will be able to preserve these wonderful creatures so that they can bring joy and beauty to our future generations. | OT-1606E | Date: 05/25/2016

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U.S.-Taiwan Relations in a Changing Regional Landscape, Remarks by AIT Director Kin Moy at Monte Jade Taiwan Annual Meeting

Taiwan’s evolution into the world’s only Chinese democracy, a laboratory and workshop for the information and communication technology products that power the 21st century economy, and an important source of financing and investment all have made it a critical enabler – a model, even — of the kind of Asia-Pacific region the United States envisions.” …

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Remarks by AIT Acting Director Brent Christensen at 2015 International Partnership Conference on Carbon Reduction Strategies

Carbon reduction technologies are an important part of efforts to fight climate change. The United States has committed over six billion dollars over the past decade for carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration, and it is inspiring to see that Taiwan is also stepping up its efforts to address climate change with the passage of a …

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Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Remarks at Computex Taipei, Taiwan Tuesday, June 2, 2015

OT-1511E | Date: 06/02/2015 The digital economy is no longer just one part of the traditional economy. It is the economy. It has transformed the way we conduct business, communicate and share information, allowing us to achieve previously unimaginable things.

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Three Years at the Helm of AIT: Reflections on the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship, Remarks by AIT Director Christopher J. Marut at Tsinghua University

OT-1506E | Date: 04/22/2015 Director Marut: Thirty-six years after the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act, we enjoy a robust relationship that encompasses trade, security, environment, science, technology, health and energy cooperation, education and cultural exchanges, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

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Remarks by AIT Director Marut at American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei “Hsieh Nien Fan”

Taiwan has a golden opportunity to institutionalize and implement clear and transparent regulations that foreign investors are seeking, and that would bring Taiwan practice into line with other developed economies. | OT-1505E | Date: 04/09/2015

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Remarks by AIT Director Christopher J. Marut at the Opening Ceremony of Taiwan’s Ebola Training Course for Regional Partners

OT-1504E | Date: 03/18/2015 The United States and Taiwan share a distinguished history of cooperation in health, science, and other related fields, and during this past year we have found opportunities in times of crisis to bring our cooperation to a new level.

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Remarks by AIT Director Christopher J. Marut at the opening of the 17th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim

OT-1502E | Date: 01/26/2015 As democracies, developed economies, and research and technology centers, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States have a special responsibility to demonstrate leadership and share expertise on issues that shape the lives and livelihoods of the regions people.

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Remarks by AIT Director Christopher Marut at the Opening of Historical Exhibit Celebrating 20 Years of U.S.-Taiwan Environmental Cooperation June 21,

OT-1308E | Date: 06/26/2013 The relationship formalized by our environmental cooperation agreement 20 years ago has become one of the centerpieces of the close relationship between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan.

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Remarks by AIT Director Christopher J. Marut at Opening Ceremony for the Mobile American Corner and the “AIT in the Community” Exhibit

OT-1303E | Date: 04/30/2013 AIT Director Christopher J. Marut: I am so excited to be here today for the opening of the Mobile American Corner, the first digital mobile American Corner in the global American Corner family.

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